Our Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) provides its students with an undergraduate education grounded in the quest for intellectual freedom, social justice, artistic expression, and pursuit of knowledge. Through its student-focused academic support services, the Office of ASA strives to educate students to make meaningful contributions as citizens of a complex world.

True to the COAS’s nickname “The FLAGSHIP,” to achieve this mission, the Office of ASA is involved with methods of instruction, innovative research, extended training, and global public service designed to improve the human condition. The Office of ASA collaborates with the students, faculty, staff, and university leaders to model efficient and equitable policies and practices. The Office of ASA promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion and creates safe spaces for students and their ideas.
 

The COAS Office of ASA fulfills Howard University’s commitment to:

(1) enhance academic excellence in teaching, learning and student success,

(2) expand students’ thinking and promote diversity of thought, civil discourse, and empathy through high impact academic and extracurricular activities, 

(3) increase research success for a changing world by facilitating students’ participation in experiential learning opportunities nationally and globally, 

(4) develop strategic and impactful corporate and community engagement for students, 

(5) empower students to become future impactful leaders and make them active participants in their educational experience, and

(6) foster community engagement and meaningful involvement with our COAS alumni/ae.

The New ASA Leadership Team at Work: 

The new ASA Leadership Team is providing robust expertise to implement the COAS’s strategic goals. These initiatives involve:

(1) creating efficient and sustainable advising, effective communication, and growth of innovative initiatives, 

(2) supporting transformative experiential learning, 

(3) supporting student engagement and leadership initiatives, 

(4) modernizing the academy, and  

(5) supporting career-readiness initiatives. 

Meet the ASA Team

D'Asia Bethea, MSEd-HEA

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Academic Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences

Kea Jones

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Assistant Director of Student Affairs for Academic Advising, Admissions and Records

Academic Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences

Saleem Sullivan, MSSM

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Academic Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences

Ciara J. Williams

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Assistant Director of Student Affairs for Scholarships and Career Readiness

Academic Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences

What We Do

The Office of ASA Works With Students and Faculty On Issues Related To:

In all your communication, send your full name, Bison ID#, and course CRN and title when applicable:

Academic Integrity and Misconduct.

Students must first consult with their instructor. If there is no resolution with the instructor, students must consult the department chair who may escalate the appeal to the college-level Grievance Committee. Please contact Ms. Kea Jones, ASA Assistant Director.

Current Students Academic Probation/Suspension Appeals/Suspension Stipulations

Students must first consult with their instructor. If there is no resolution with the instructor, students must consult the department chair who may escalate the appeal to the college-level Grievance Committee. Please contact Ms. Kea Jones, ASA Assistant Director.

Former Students Returning Appeals

Please contact Ms. Kea Jones

Grievances

such as Grade Complaints, Professor Complaints. Students must first consult their instructor to determine how the final grade was calculated. If there is no resolution with the instructor, they should consult the department chair who may escalate the appeal to the college-level Grievance Committee. Please contact Ms. Kea Jones, ASA Assistant Director.

Petitions Requesting Exceptions

you request an exception from the department offering the course from an instructor or Department Chair.  If you appeal their decision, you may contact Ms. Kea Jones

Class Overrides/Approvals

Your contact for this issue is always your instructor of record. If the registration period has passed,  Please contact Ms. Kea Jones if you still need to receive the recommendation of your instructor and/or Department Chair.

Interuniversity Transfers:Transfer credit

Your form must be fully completed before our Office of ASA can provide a Dean’s Office signature.

Max Credit Overrides

Please contact ASA Assistant Director; Ms. Kea Jones

Special Grade Reports

 The form is submitted by your instructor or department chair to our Office of ASA. Only your instructor/Department Chair can send the signed form to Ms. Kea Jones

Degree Certifications

Your contact for this issue is Ms. Kea Jones, ASA Assistant Director.

Experiential Learning Scholarships

COAS vetted exchange programs, COAS approved faculty-led study away or study abroad programs. Note that we do not work on admission financial/scholarship package. Please contact ASA Assistant Director, Ms. Williams.

For other available scholarships, please visit this page. Note that we do not work on admission financial package. 

Programming of Major COAS Events

 Freshman Orientation (Bison Week), COAS Commencement, COAS Sponsored Corporate events, Flagship Network of Excellence events, COAS workshops on advising and experiential learning. Please contact ASA Assistant Director Ms. Bethea.

For Accommodations please contact:

For accommodations related to health:

Dr. Paris L. Adon
Director Office of Student Services
Howard University
2455 4th Street NW | Washington DC, District of Columbia 20059
Phone: 202-238-2423
https://studentaffairs.howard.edu/about/departments/office-student-services

 

For accommodations related to exams:

The Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences do not establish the format for final examinations, as that is in the purview of faculty. Nor does the Office of the Provost approve any individual requests for exceptions on a course-by-course basis. Please communicate with the instructor regarding any request for an exception, and/or with the Department Chair. 

 

For holds preventing you to register into your courses please contact: 

The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) does not place holds of any kind on students’ records. You should consult the following offices to discuss and request removing holds:  Office of the Registrar (academic), Office of the Bursar (financial), and Student Health Center (medical).